Ford is installing a feature in its new vehicles — and many of its older ones — that can read text messages out loud. How cool will that be!

Texting or snapping pictures while driving

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The feature is being implemented in order to reduce texting while driving and is part of Ford’s voice-activated technology called Sync and is already installed on all model 2012 Ford vehicles.

Using a Bluetooth connection, it syncs with phones and alerts users when they receive text messages, reads them out loud and allows users to respond with a selection of standard pre-written messages without taking their hands off the wheel.

Everyone knows it is illegal now… be honest, are you still texting while driving?

  1. Ford Omaha says:

    We have a serious texting while driving epidemic in the U.S. I commend Ford for this feature; receiving a message through your speakers beats fiddling with your phone any day. However, I think the ideal scenario would be to just drive without any distractions period including mental ones. Personally I find even Bluetooth distracting because you’re still mentally not focused on driving.

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